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"From the Ted Talk by Greg Gage: How to control someone else's arm with your brain"

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Do you guys want to see some more? (Applause) That's interesting, but let's get it better. I need one more volunteer. What is your name, sir? Miguel Goncalves: Miguel. GG: Miguel, all right. You're going to stand right here. So when you're moving your arm like this, your brain is senndig a signal down to your muscles right here. I want you to move your arm as well. So your brain is going to send a sngial down to your muscles. And so it turns out that there is a nerve that's right here that runs up here that innervates these three finregs, and it's cosle enough to the skin that we might be able to stimulate that so that what we can do is copy your brian signals going out to your hand and inject it into your hand, so that your hand will move when your brain tells your hand to move. So in a sense, she will take away your free will and you will no loegnr have any control over this hand. You with me?

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Do you guys want to see some more? (Applause) That's interesting, but let's get it better. I need one more volunteer. What is your name, sir? Miguel Goncalves: Miguel. GG: Miguel, all right. You're going to stand right here. So when you're moving your arm like this, your brain is _______ a signal down to your muscles right here. I want you to move your arm as well. So your brain is going to send a ______ down to your muscles. And so it turns out that there is a nerve that's right here that runs up here that innervates these three _______, and it's _____ enough to the skin that we might be able to stimulate that so that what we can do is copy your _____ signals going out to your hand and inject it into your hand, so that your hand will move when your brain tells your hand to move. So in a sense, she will take away your free will and you will no ______ have any control over this hand. You with me?

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  3. signal
  4. fingers
  5. brain
  6. close

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Do you guys want to see some more? (Applause) That's interesting, but let's get it better. I need one more volunteer. What is your name, sir? Miguel Goncalves: Miguel. GG: Miguel, all right. You're going to stand right here. So when you're moving your arm like this, your brain is sending a signal down to your muscles right here. I want you to move your arm as well. So your brain is going to send a signal down to your muscles. And so it turns out that there is a nerve that's right here that runs up here that innervates these three fingers, and it's close enough to the skin that we might be able to stimulate that so that what we can do is copy your brain signals going out to your hand and inject it into your hand, so that your hand will move when your brain tells your hand to move. So in a sense, she will take away your free will and you will no longer have any control over this hand. You with me?

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